Save Home Security Money in 2015

Save Home Security Money in 2015

Save Home Security Money in 2015.  Your 2015 resolution is to save dollars! Besides the costs, you are unhappy with your current home security provider.

Good news. Protection Concepts can save you money on home security. Our rates are the lowest in the Atlanta area. $14.95 per months.

We can help you make the switch to our system to save you dollars. We will evaluate your current system and contract. We don’t have long term contracts for our home security services.

When we meet with you, we will evaluate your existing system. This will allow us to better serve you, as we will be able to gauge the age, condition, and compatibility of your existing equipment. This free evaluation also allows you to discuss other options for upgrading or customizing your alarm system. During the evaluation, we can provide information about the newest security system technology.

If your existing system is proprietary, (which means you do not own your equipment) or if the system is locked-out (as it sounds…the previous company locked-out any other company from monitoring your system) then you would have to change your alarm panel and possibly the keypads so that we can monitor your system.

Let us review you current system and contract to help you save the 2015 dollars you want.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

From our family at Protections Concepts to your family, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.  Below is one of my favorite holiday videos.  I hope you enjoy it and celebration the holidays with much peace and love.  Happy Holidays.

 

Don’t Become a Victim of Home Burglary in Atlanta

Don’t Become a Victim of Home Burglary in Atlanta

Don’t Become a Victim of Home Burglary in Atlanta. http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/georgia/atlanta.html#.VBlns_ldXW8

Most people living in Atlanta do not believe they will become a victim to a home burglary. Atlanta crime statistics paint a different picture. Criminals don’t discriminate.  Whether you‘re white, black, male, female, wealthy, or poor, you could be the next victim of a homer burglary.

So far this year, there have been over 30,000 property crimes in Atlanta.

  • Approximately 1 out of every 5 homes encounters a burglary or violent home intrusion in Atlanta.
  • Up to 79% of home invasions are done forcibly through a “locked” door in Georgia.
  • Home burglary takes place every 14 seconds in Georgia.

Many Atlanta homeowners have made the decision that installing a home security system is a way of life for iving in the city.  Just as they pay for electric and water, they have a home security system to protect their families.

Those same crime statistics show that homes with a security system are ten times less likely to be burglarized  The reason alarms systems deter burglaries is because they recognize the increase risk of being caught because of the home security system.  Lawn signs and window decals signify to the criminal they are more likely to be apprehended by the police.

A Police Video on Preventing Home Burglaries

A Police Video on Preventing Home Burglaries

By far, the most common threat to our home is burglary. According to the FBI, a Home Burglaries occurs somewhere in the United States every 15.4 seconds. By definition, the crime of burglary is a non-confrontational property crime that occurs when we are not at Home Burglaries. However, becoming a burglary victim can leave a family feeling vulnerable and violated. To avoid becoming a burglary victim, it is important to first gain an understanding of who commits them and why. The majority of home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when most people are away at work or school. The summer months of July and August have the most burglaries with February having the fewest crimes. Burglaries are committed most often by young males under 25 years of age looking for items that are small, expensive, and can easily be converted to cash. Favorite items are cash, jewelry, guns, watches, laptop computers, VCRs, video players, CDs and other small electronic devices are high on the list. Quick cash is needed for living expenses and drugs. Statistics tell us that 70% of the burglars use some amount force to enter a dwelling, but their preference is to gain easy access through an open door or window. Ordinary household tools like screwdrivers, channel-lock pliers, small pry bars, and small hammers are most often used by burglars. Burglars continue to flourish because police can only clear about 13% of all reported burglaries and rarely catch the thief in the act.

A Police Video on Preventing Home Burglaries…Protection Concepts works hand in hand with local police departments to help prevent home burglaries.  While you cannot control the desire or the ability of  the burglar, there are a number of things you can do to prevent the opportunity of a home burglary from happening to your family.   Enjoy this short police video from the Orlando Police Department on Preventing Home Burglaries from occurring in your home.  

A Police Video on Preventing Home Burglaries

How to Select a Home Security Company?

ou have many choices when it comes to selecting a home security company for your Atlanta home. With so many choices, it can be a confusing decision. Here are some useful tips from USA Today on questions you should ask before you select a home security company.

TIPS ON HOME-SECURITY SYSTEMS:

There are thousands of security companies to choose from, including big and small players. If you’re shopping for an interactive system, here are some questions that industry experts suggest asking:

• Are there any hidden fees? Some companies advertise free basic equipment — such as door sensors and motion detectors — but their activation fees wipe out any savings. Some companies also advertise low-price systems that are really too small to do the job. The extra cost to add the needed equipment can be substantial.

• How much of the system works off cellular networks vs. traditional telephone lines or the Internet? With systems that are cellular-based, or at least have cellular coverage as a backup, they’ll continue to work even if thieves cut phone and Internet lines. (Alarm systems have backup battery power so they keep working even if the power goes out.)

• Does the system have 24/7 professional monitoring? That means dedicated personnel in a dispatch center who monitor systems around the clock and alert homeowners to problems and, if needed, call the police. Some companies sell security systems that don’t include professional monitoring.

• What length contract is required? Typically, companies require customers to sign up for three to five years. As with cellphone service, there are early-termination fees. They vary by company and by state.

• How much does a maintenance call cost? Free maintenance isn’t necessarily part of your monthly bill. Find out how much home-maintenance visit costs.

Conclusion

These are important questions to ask in selecting a home security provider. Protection Concepts has you covered on all of these questions. We require no long term contracts, no hidden fees, we have WIFI options, we have 24/7 monitoring and we take care of the maintenance on your system. Give us a call and learn why we are a top choice for home security company in the Atlanta area.

Buying Local Home Security Makes Sense!

Buying Local Home Security Makes Sense!

We are proud of being a locally owned and operated security company in the Atlantic area. Often I get questions from prospective clients, how do you company to the national security companies? Rather than answer the question directly, let me share with you the benefits you receive from working with a local Atlanta business. My thanks to sustainableconnections for their article on local businesses.

Ten reasons to Think Local and Buy Local 

  1. Buy Local — Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community
  2. Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
  3. Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Atlanta.
  4. Reduce environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
  5. Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
  6. Get better service: Local businesses hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
  7. Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
  8. Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
  9. Buy what you want: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but meeting the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
  10. Encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

Conclusion

We love the Atlanta area. It is where we make our home and the home of our local business. We consider it a privilege to serve the Atlanta community to make it a safer place for all. Thank you for the honor of serving you.